15 April 2020 Go back to News
Night-time restrictions are required to safeguard the water supply for customers in Ballyroan
Restrictions are required tonight and tomorrow night from 10pm until 7am on both nights
Irish Water and Laois County Council wish to advise customers on the Ballyroan public water supply that essential overnight water restrictions are required tonight and tomorrow night from 10pm until 7am on both nights.
The restrictions are required to allow a local reservoir to re-fill. It can take a number of hours for normal water supply to be restored to all impacted customers as the network refills.
Handwashing a priority
We are asking customers in these areas to be mindful of how they use water. However it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing. While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use.
We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required.
There are lots more tips on how to conserve water on our water conservation hub. Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.
Irish Water and Laois County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these necessary night time restrictions.
For further information please visit our Supply and Service section. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.